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Why can't a good horse just be a GOOD HORSE?

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        10-24-2012, 05:14 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
    You said he's a POA-then of course he will be little-that is a given of the breed. All that matters is that he is a good ride for you. Way too many people are impressed by having certain names in their horses' pedigree. Horses don't read & you can't ride papar! Enjoy your horse.
         
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        10-24-2012, 05:29 PM
      #22
    Foal
    Oh how I hate people that think they are better than you because there horse "has good blood lines" I get comments like that ALL the time because I have a one eyed arab/saddlebred.I had one lady try and tell me I was insane for buying him and that he was dangers. Whil the hole time I like OH MY GOSH you have never met my horse! I have took him to show and people look at my like I grew I nither head lol But it ok I just tell them that it contagious omg the look on there fave is soo pricless! It is hard to keep my mouth shut around people like that but if I dident I would be in trouble so its best I do.I just let it go in one ear and out the other.Well I try my best to at lest lol
         
        10-24-2012, 05:30 PM
      #23
    Trained
    I get the opposite. My horse is a good horse but not spectacular. I adore him, he's "that horse", the one you don't care how it behaves you still ride it even though it scares you half to death. But I'm realistic. He's perfectly average.

    Chilling out just outside the warmup arena at our last show, I was chatting to a girl on a real fancy well-bred warmblood who, incidentally, was in the same class we were. She had seen us warming up and commented that my boy had a really nice jump, and was he a TB?

    I told her that she was half right, he's an Anglo, and she was like, oh, I hate Arabs... but I LOVE HIM. I was like, yeah, I'm not much a fan of Arabs either, but Monty's special. We went on to have a DREADFUL round... he was behaving well enough but we got eliminated on refusals which is so unlike him. Came out, and there's the girl on the warmblood waving me over, so I trotted him over.

    "I wish he was mine. He's so much better than Dobby."

    My jaw hit the floor. She'd got a clear round in fine style, and here's us eliminated because Monty didn't like the fill in one of the fences. My horse is nowhere NEAR as fancy as hers, nor is he well-bred like hers, and yet she's saying my horse is better? I still can't believe it. I wonder if she saw in Monty what I saw in him, the day he got off the truck and I thought yep, that's my horse.
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        10-24-2012, 05:37 PM
      #24
    Showing
    Years ago I was starting ponies under halter then saddling to prepare them for sale. The owner had inherited a horse in lieu of debt. He told me to put some miles on this horse so he could find a buyer. He was relegated to a far paddock out of sight to the public. The horse had a roman nose, ewe neck, goose rump, pie plate feet, and a tall boy. I headed out across a valley floor at the walk to get a feel. Very responsive. He obviously had some nice training. We jogged and trotted a ways - still responsive. When we began to canter I was completely in awe, he floated. He gave me an incredible ride. Had I been able to keep a horse I'd have bo't him. And it's not like I didn't try to figure out how to do it. The guy didn't want him there so that was out.
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        10-24-2012, 05:42 PM
      #25
    Showing
    Blue-eyed, you'll remember her forever for her kind remarks. How wonderful.
         
        10-24-2012, 06:13 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by averylilly    
    Oh how I hate people that think they are better than you because there horse "has good blood lines" I get comments like that ALL the time because I have a one eyed arab/saddlebred.I had one lady try and tell me I was insane for buying him and that he was dangers. Whil the hole time I like OH MY GOSH you have never met my horse! I have took him to show and people look at my like I grew I nither head lol But it ok I just tell them that it contagious omg the look on there fave is soo pricless! It is hard to keep my mouth shut around people like that but if I dident I would be in trouble so its best I do.I just let it go in one ear and out the other.Well I try my best to at lest lol
    You have a National Show Horse
         
        10-24-2012, 06:19 PM
      #27
    Trained
    Saddlebag, yeah, I sure will. I actually love that club's showjumping days, the people are always lovely and supportive. I'll be going back for 2013 and beyond for sure!
         
        10-29-2012, 10:18 AM
      #28
    Showing
    Blue eyed, when I was a teen at a large stable, there were no diva's, no negative remarks. If someone teased you about your horse it meant they liked it. We helped each other out and cheered each other on. It was called courtesy. Now it seems we see too many examples that those days are long gone.
         
        10-29-2012, 10:29 AM
      #29
    Super Moderator
    Oh, I've had enough of that, too. My horse is nice, but he isn't fancy, extra fast or super agile, so I sometimes hear him being compared to horses of other breeds who have special talents in areas that he isn't even built for. I used to take it to my heart, but now I've learned to smile about such remarks - well, so what that your horse can trot faster than mine? He's a trotter, for goodness sake, of course he can trot faster! What's even the sense to compare anything! I love him all the same.

    (I did have my comeback to the trotter's owner, though - we decided to go for a gallop not long ago, and of course the trotter couldn't keep up my drafties thunderous gallop. )
         
        10-29-2012, 10:37 AM
      #30
    Banned
    Just like people, every horse has SOMETHING to offer.....
         

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